Course detail

Studio IV - Body Design - winter

FaVU-B4TD-ZAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course has two main tasks - common project and individual project.
The theme of the common project will be defined at the beginning of the semester.
Task for the 7th semester as part of the common project: the position of initiator, inspirer, producer and organizer
Task for the 7th semester of the individual project:
Recommended topic: Body and soul, religious and esoteric systems
Recommended technique: optional

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student is able to independently represent and present his work as part of the wider context of art and society.
Student understands artwork as interfering with many cognitive branches and can search for these extensions and overlaps themselves.
Student will become acquainted with the wide and live topic of the artificial body.
Student will begin to focus on the art scene in order to find his / her place in the preparation of his / her bachelor thesis.
Through the lead role in the creation and organization of common projects, student acquires the experience of grasping ideas in team brain streaming.
In this role, she will also begin to address the organizational and production aspect of artwork and exhibiting.


Familiarity with the principles and course of the studio. Ability to create independent work. The ability of verbal and visual communication. Basics of working with computer programs for editing photos and videos. An overview of the basic possibilities of documenting a time-determined action. The basic ability to produce an art project. Ability to read and understand theoretical literature in the Czech language.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Rudolf Steiner:"Všeobecná nauka o člověku" Ioannes
Doležalová Iva ed., Náboženství a tělo (CS)
Knotková – Čapková, Blanka, Obrazy ženství v náboženských kulturách (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The basic method is consultation.
The supplementary methods are:
- workshop - focused on the practical components of creation - at least 1 per semester - eg physical exercise suitable for performance, clothing editing workshop, workshop with different materials
- guest consultations - consultation of individual projects with an invited specialist - usually before the end of the semester
- excursions - mostly in the context of a common project
- presentations of professionals - in connection with a common project
- outdoor sympozium

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

By completing an active participation in at least one joint project, submitting a photographic documentation and with at least 70% attendance at the consultations, the student will receive a credit.
If one of these components is not met, the student has the chance to correct the situation by fulfilling the individual task.
The individual project will culminate as final project of semester and will be commissioned by the commission.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1st - 2nd week - presentation of the work and experience made between the semesters, setting up a common task, determining the process of its solution, providing theoretical background and literature and accompanying events.
3rd - 5th week - usually work on a common project
6th week - completion of a common project and feedback
7th - 13th week - work on individual projects
11th week - excursion, outdoor sympozion
13th week - consultation with guest
The timetable may vary according to the terms of the common project.


Separate conscious and contextualized artistic creation.
Active roles in the studio - ideological, organizational, documentary.
Start work on a separate bachelor thesis.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Obligatory attendance at 70%.
Mandatory participation in at least one joint project per semester.
Photographic documentation of a common project and individual work.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUB Bachelor's

    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 15 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


195 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer